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A Roanoke man is accused of taking part in an international scheme laundering money for Iraq. We'll have the details.
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And a reported torando strikes a Mississippi Walmart.
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Still waiting for those showers to appear. Right now they are severe in the southern states but will be more of the garden variety coming into Virginia.

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Authorities want to know if some human remains found yesterday belong to a missing Pittsylvania County woman.


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On Health Check, Joy Sutton will tell us about a common, but serious threat found in many of our homes.
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Plus we will have the music of guitarist Richard Kiser. News 7 at 5 is next.
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Federal agents arrested an Iraqi native in Roanoke today.
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[Take Pinnacle Full] (ma-LEEK Ah-ma-Leckey) Malik Almaliki is charged with money laundering. He's one of a dozen people across the country accused of violating the trade embargo with Iraq. Customs Agents searched Almaliki's apartment in February, but it was not until today that they returned to apprehend him.
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They picked him up at a local auto dealership where Almaliki works as a car "detailer." He's scheduled to make his first court appearance tomorrow. He's wanted in Seattle where the federal indictment was unsealed today.

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Meanwhile U-S criticism of Iraq is mounting.
The U-S says the Iraqi resolution to disarm isn't worth the paper its written on.
Many United Nations representatives agree, but others don't
Scott Rapoport has more.
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((WAR MAY BE CLOSER THAN EVER BEFORENOW THAT THE WHITE HOUSE HAS REJECTED IRAQS 12-THOUSAND PAGE WEAPONS REPORT. Colin Powell/U.S. Secretary of State: Iraqs response is a catalog of recycled information and flagrant omissions. THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALLY DECLARED IRAQ IN VIOLATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS RESOLUTION THAT REQUIRED IRAQ TO REVEAL ANY WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.
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Hans Blix/U.N. Weapons Inspector: the absence of that evidence means of course that one cannot have confidence that there do not remain weapons of mass destruction. BUT IRAQ STANDS BEHIND ITS DECLARATIONSAYING U-N INSECTORS HAVE NOT FINISHED REVIEWING THE DOCUMENTS.SPECIFICALLY PORTIONS WRITTEN IN ARABIC. THEY SAY ONCE INSPECTORS TRANSLATE THAT PART, ALL OF THEIR QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED...AND ...
Mohammed Salmane/Iraqs ambassador to the UN: if they have evidence, let them present this evidence. UN INSPECTORS ARE INTO THEIR FOURTH WEEK OF WORK. NEARBY, IN THE GULF REGION, MORE THAN 50-THOUSAND U-S TROOPS ARE POISED FOR ATTACK AND THE NUMBER OF TROOPS COULD DOUBLE COME JANUARY. Scott Rapoport/CBS News: MORE ON TIMELINE OF POSSIBLE ATTACK... SCOTT RAPOPORT, FOR CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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A North Carolina man is being held without bond in connection with the murders of a Blairs couple. [Take Pinnacle FULL 4127] Authorities say James Antonio Generette (JEN-ah-RETT-tee) was transported from Durham North Carolina to the Pittsylvania County Jail yesterday.
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The 27-year old is suspected in the murders of Clara Bell and Willie Harston. The 68 and 73 year old were found dead in their Blairs home November 13th when deputies arrived to do a well-being check. Autopsies showed the Harstons died of blows to the head.
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It may be another day before Pittsylvania County authorities know whether a set of human remains found yesterday are those of a woman who disappeared three years ago.
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37-year-old Patty Jo Pulley was first reported missing from her Ringgold home in May of 1999.
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Authorities conducted a series of searches along the Virginia-North Carolina border.
They eventually found Pulley's car, but never located anything linked to her.
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Yesterday, a passerby spotted remains near a bridge on Route 158 in Caswell County, North Carolina.
Pittsylvania County authorities have passed along Pulley's dental records in hopes of identifying the body.
Autopsy results are expected sometime Friday.

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A tornado strikes a shopping area packed with holiday shoppers this afternoon in Misisissippi. There are reports of at least 40 people injured- two critically.
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State civil defense officials say the tornado hit a Wal Mart and other stores in Newton, Mississippi..
The Mayor says several downtown buildings were destroeyd and many people are without power.
There are also reports of damage to a La-Z-Boy furniture plant.
The tornado struck during a period of violent weather that has ravaged Mississippi this afternoon.
There have been numerous reports of tornados spotted on radar as a storm passed eastward through the state.
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Up next on the newscast, Joy Sutton will tell us why mold can cause serious health problems,
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Plus, the pressure is increasing on the Senate Majority Leader as another Republican says he's not happy with Trent Lott.
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You could say it's been a tough day for Senator Trent Lott.
The White House today indicated it would not have a problem working with a new Senate Majority leader if Trent Lott is ousted.
Criticism of Lott is also coming from fellow republicans
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- this time Oklahoma Senate James Inhofe who says he thought Lott handled the situation all wrong.
Inhofe says Lott should not apologize for his voting record.
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((SEN. JAMES INHOFE/R- OKLAHOMA: I AM VERY UPSET WITH TRENT LOTT AND ITS SO UNNECESSARY FOR HIM TO DO THAT. TRENT LOTT IS NOT A RACIST BUT HE ALLOWED THEM TO PULL HIM INTO THIS TING TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE HE IS. THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN HE JUMPED INTO ALL THESE PROGRAMS THAT HE'S NEVER BEEN FOR AND IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE.))
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Inhofe says Lott's ability as a leader is slipping away and puts Lott's chances of being majority leader at 30 percent.
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In health check tonight,
Mold could be growing inside your home and you may not realize it. And it could affect the health of your family, if one of your loved ones are allergic to it.
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Tonight Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton shows us how to spot the problem.
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Jean,
Mold is part of the environment it, so we have all been exposed to it.
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The problem is when high concentrations of mold make their way inside your home.
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Home Inspector Rob Huntley says all a mold needs is food and water to thrive inside your home. He says it feeds on almost anything dust, wood, even plaster.
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Damp basements are one of the most common areas where you'll find mold.
Inside this home it was found on the ground, along the walls, and even hanging near the ceiling.
And some times it lurks in unsuspecting place like the bathroom or kitchen. That thick coating of black is a mold colony fed by moisture from a faulty exhaust fan.
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But whether or not a mold will cause a health problem depends on how sensitive a person is to it.
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Doctor Mc Bride says one form mold can actually grow inside the body in the sinuses or bronchial tubes and can cause severe asthma.
And that's why Huntley say its important people know if they have a problem. In fact, he's called on to look for mold quite often in cases of unexplained illnesses.
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For information about molds and a home inspection you can find a link to the Environmental Protection Agency and Huntley's web page on our web site at wdbj7.com
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In medical news of another kind, since losing her legs, and nearly her life a year and a half ago, Lindsey Thomas is now able to live the way she wants.
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There's almost nothing that Lindsey Thomas can't do now that she didn't before, although it's obvious she's has to adapt. Her life changed in a heartbeat, when her car rolled off an interstate highway, trapping her unnoticed for five days.

Now Lindsey is celebrating her 20th birthday giving encouragement to other amputees.
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((LINDSEY THOMAS/AMPUTEE: Experience is the hardest teacher because it gives the test first and the lesson later. I think probably having a good attitude is probably the hardest part of it. A lot of people get trapped in what they think they can't do and don't think about what they can do.))
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Lindsey's main focus is sharing her experience with as many people as possible, so they see they can live a full life even if they have encountered some misfortune.
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Coming up on News-7 at Five, local recording artist
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Richard Kiser will join us in the studio to spread some holiday chear and talk about his plans for the New Year.
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He's been on tour for the past few weeks, but now local guitarist Richard Kiser is Home for Christmas.
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He joins our Brent Watts this afternoon with some sounds of the season.
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Coming up next on the newscast, there was good news for investors on Wall Street today, but it was apparently not good enough.
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Plus one of the nation's top college football players was recognized today in Salem.
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On Wall Street today, growing fears about a war with Iraq sent stocks lower for a third straight day.
As Ed Crane reports, investors ignored encouraging economic reports.
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Good evening everybody.
Virginia Tech returned to the practice field today to begin its preparations for the New Year's Eve Diamond Walnut Bowl against Air Force. Mike Stevens has more on how the team is warming up to the idea of playing in San Francisco - plus - a few surprises from the Hokies' Bowl Media Day.
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The Stagg Bowl teams have arrived in Salem for Saturday's national championship. Mount Union or Trinity will take home the big trophy, but the Purple Raiders Dan Pugh has picked up some hardware already.
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Pugh was awarded the prestigious Gagliardi Award this afternoon as the most outstanding player in Division Three football. The senior rushed for 2,050 yards and 26 touchdowns this season.
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That's it for the ticker. Coming up at six, Mike Stevens will have a preview of tonight's Friday Football Extra Awards banquet. Stay tuned, Jean will put the wraps on News 7 at Five right after this.

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The portrait of Cleopatra, one of Michelangelo's greatest works and rarely seen in public, is now on display in Switzerland.
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It's part of a major exhibition of drawings, letters and documents of the famed Italian Renaissance artist.
Michelangelo offered the portrait in 1560 to his best friend and it has rarely been exhibited out of Florence.
What makes this drawing really different is that it has two sides; The back side, discovered only in 1988, shows another one of the master artist's most famous work, the Sistine Chapel.
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